Iberville's Gulf Journals

Iberville's Gulf Journals

Book - 1981
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Europe's expansion into the New World during the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries was a story of power alignment and cultural transmission as well as dramatic individual effort. Spain had her conquistadores , France her coureurs de bois , and England her sea dogs. Isolated from the authority of home governments, tempted by the abundance of gold, fur, and fish in the New World, these adventurers so vital to national policies of expansion developed their own personal creeds of conquest and colonization. Their individual exploits not only represent a humanistic theme essential in Europe's movement westward but heighten the analyses of cultural institutions of the era. It is within such a multidisciplinary light that one can experience the Gulf Coast adventures of Pierre LeMoyne d'Iberville.


Publisher: University, Ala. : University of Alabama Press, c1981
ISBN: 9780817300494
081730049X
Characteristics: 195 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: McWilliams, Richebourg Gaillard
Alternative Title: Gulf journals

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